SERAJ (Servicios a la Juventud – “Services to Youth”) is a Mexican NGO created in 1985. SERAJ is one of the most influential civil society organizations promoting youth rights and youth programs. SERAJ needs friends willing to support effective actions in favor of youth living in vulnerable conditions in Mexico. SERAJ is building a community to support the cause of Youth.
Despite some progress in access to education and basic services, young people in Mexico live challenges that require effective interventions:
All these challenges are interdependent. These realities create poverty traps and risky conditions that affect not only young people’s lives but also their families, neighborhoods and communities. Investing in people’s in Mexico is essential to prevent violence, crime and illegal migration to USA.
SERAJ addresses these challenges through programs and projects based on working with youth as part of the solution and not as problems.
SERAJ programs in schools and in urban neighborhoods (“barrios”) promote youth leadership and access to opportunities to learn, to prevent dropouts, to develop skills, and to job placement.
During last 5 years, SERAJ has developed 5 main actions:
Some key achievements in these recent years are:
SERAJ is a non-profit organization, supervised and authorized by Mexican authorities (Authorized to receive grants that are tax deductible in Mexico ). In 2014, Seraj has started to create a network of friends and donors, supporting its activities and permanence. We need friends and donors also in USA to build ties, networks and a better neighborhood across the borders.
Es una Red orientada al desarrollo integral de las juventudes a través del fortalecimiento del ejercicio de la ciudadania juvenil, así como de los marcos normativos y de las políticas públicas en materia de juventud.